Usha Khanna Biography


Born: October 7, 1941 (age 74), Gwalior
Parents: Manohar Khanna
Albums: BeKhabar, Murder In Circus, Ek Sapera Ek Lutera, more
Awards: National Film Award for Best Non-Feature Film Music Direction
Ex-spouse: Saawan Kumar Tak

Usha Khanna is an Indian music director. Viewed as the only famous female music director in the Indian film industry, she stayed dynamic for over 3 decades from the 1960s to 1980s. She is still dynamic making some music for a few films and TV serials, over 40 years after her presentation as music director in Dil Deke Dekho (1959). She got a Filmfare designation for making the melodies for the enormous hit film Souten (1983).

Usha Khanna is India’s only fruitful female music director. Her family had a decent musical foundation with her dad, Manohar Khanna, being a lyricist and artist and was a partner of lyricist Indeevar. She had no formal preparing in that capacity; however the musical environment of the family propelled her towards making music.
Usha Khanna’s dad, Manohar Khanna, was a lyricist and artist, yet she had no formal preparing in music. Usha claims that she has never lifted off any melody specifically, yet that she has created something along the lines.
The prevalent music director O. P. Nayyar acquainted Usha Khanna with meet Sashadhar Mukherjee, an effective man in the Indian film industry around then. She sang a melody for Mukerji, and when he understood that she had formed the tune all alone, he advised her to make two tunes for every day for one year. Following a couple of months, Mukherjee marked her as the author of his film Dil Deke Dekho (1959) as a music composer. The film, which likewise presented the actress Asha Parekh, turned into a major hit, and Mukherjee enlisted her again for another Asha Parekh starter Hum Hindustani (1961).
Usha’s vocation began off in 1960 amazingly and proceeded with effectively through the 70s and past the 80s, a deed wonderful by any measures. ‘Teri galiyon mein na rakhenge kadam…’ from Hawas turned out to be a major hit, consequently supporting Khanna’s nature of work. The Khanna-Mukesh mix too clicked bigly and their melodies were something of an uncommon treat for the ears. Some of their hits, other than the two melodies from Hum Hindustani specified before are ‘Chaand ko kya maaloom chahta hai ise koi chakor…’ from the film Lal Bangla. Towards the later part of the 70s came Saawan Kumar’s Saajan Bina Suhagan, where Usha Khanna gave him that Yesudas tune ‘Madhuban khushboo deta hai…’ and ‘Dil ke tukde, tukde karke muskurake chal diye…’ from the film Dada, which brought him recompense. Amid the 80s, when one couldn’t get the opportunity to hear quite a bit of sweet music, came a film Aap To Aise Na The which had that ghazal’ised’ song ‘Tu is tarah se meri zindagi mein shaamil hai…’ The verses by Nida Fazli were tuned well by Khanna and the vocals of the colossal Mohd Rafi included the punch. Aside from the Rafi rendition, there are two others sung by Hemlata and Manhar separately. Around the same time, there was another film Bin Phere Hum Tere which had Khanna exceeding expectations through the Kishore Kumar melody ‘Saji nahin baraat to kya, Aayi na milan ki raat to kya… Bina phere humm tere…’ Followed Sweekar Kiya Maine, the film with that celebrated tune ‘Ajnabee kaun ho tum jabse tumhe dekha hai…’ demonstrating that Lata Mangeshkar’s enchantment still worked.

Any data on Usha Khanna would be deficient without the notice of Saawan Kumar blockbuster Souten, with every one of the tunes ended up being chartbusters. ‘Shaayad meri shaadi ka khayal dil mein aaya hai…’ turned into a fever, and another melody from the film exemplifies Khanna’s vocation and her witticism, and that is ‘Zindagi pyaar ka geet hai, Ise har dil ko gaana padega…’ Usha Khanna was very dynamic as a writer until the mid-nineties. As of recently the last film she has offered music to be in 2003. The film was Dil Pardesi Ho Gaya, delivered and coordinated by her ex Saawan Kumar who she was quickly hitched to.
After she began making music for Hindi films, Usha Khanna attempted to set up herself as a music director, in spite of delivering numerous hit melodies. She frequently teamed up with Asha Bhosle, who alluded to Usha Khanna as her little girl, and Mohammed Rafi. This trio created numerous hit melodies.
Saawan Kumar was the lyricist for Usha Khanna and composed the greater part of his verses for her tunes. He coordinated and delivered the verses for eleven films she scored the music for. In 1979, K J Yesudas got Filmfare recompense for her melody DIL KE tukde in the film Dada.
The hard work she had put into set up her in the industry made her skill difficult it was to get through, and made her allow to new artists. She allowed to the vocalists who were minimal known around then – Anupama Deshpande, Mohammed Aziz, Pankaj Udhas, Hemlata, Roop Kumar Rathod, and Shabbir Kumar. Large parts of these went ahead to end up striking vocalists. Usha Khanna herself sings a couple melody as a playback artist.
A large part of Usha Khanna’s melodies are still exceptionally prominent. One of India’s most famous music writers, A. R. Rahman, utilized her Har Nazar Ke Sau Afsane from Shabnam (1964), as motivation for the tune Latka Dikha Diya in the film Hindustani (1996).
Usha Khanna was entirely dynamic as an author until the mid-nineties. As of not long ago the last film she has offered music to be in 2003. The film was Dil Pardesi Ho Gaya, delivered and coordinated by her ex Saawan Kumar who she was quickly married to.
There is equivocalness about the certainty in the matter of who acquainted Usha Khanna with fanciful Producer Sashadhar Mukherjee, whether it was Indeevar or music chief OP Nayyar. In any case, the meeting was bound to offer Usha her first reprieve in the Indian Film Industry as Music Director. When she sang a melody for S.Mukerjee and when he understood that she had formed the tune all alone, he was entirely inspired and advised her to create two tunes for every day for one year. A couple of months after the fact, he marked her as the author of his film Dil Deke Dekho (1959) as a music arranger. The film, which likewise presented the performing artist Asha Parekh, turned into a major hit, and she got another opportunity to make for him for another Asha Parekh starter Hum Hindustani (1961). She made a history by making due for just about four decades in an only male commanded calling and industry. She regularly teamed up with Asha Bhosle, who alluded to Usha Khanna as her little girl, and Mohammed Rafi. This trio delivered numerous hit tunes.
Viewed as the main built up female music director in the Indian film industry, she stayed dynamic for over 3 decades from the 1960s to 1980s. She is still dynamic making some music for a few films and TV serials, over 40 years after her presentation as music director in Dil Deke Dekho (1959). The arranger was last known for her splendid work in Saawan Kumar’s Souten. In spite of shaping a to a great degree effective expert group with maker chief Saawan Kumar, her marriage to him was a debacle, however fortunately to her fans that even after their separation, they kept on cooperating.

Usha did the foundation score of Saawan Kumar’s ‘Sajan Bina Suhagan’. She gave a significant number of hits and her last discharged film as music director was for Saawan Kumar Tak’s Dil Pardesi Ho Gaya. She allowed to the vocalists who were minimal known around then – Mohammed Aziz, Anupama Deshpande, Pankaj Udhas, Hemlata, Roop Kumar Rathod and Shabbir Kumar. A large number of these went ahead to end up notable artists. Usha Khanna herself has additionally sung a couple tunes as playback vocalist. A. R. Rahman, utilized her Har Nazar Ke Sau Afsane from Shabnam (1964), as motivation for the tune Latka Dikha Diya in the film Hindustani (1996). Usha Khanna had offered music to non-Hindi films as well.

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